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Assessing Student Progress

At the classroom level assessment methods in all grades include a variety of strategies-observation, self and peer evaluation, projects, portfolios, presentations, classroom tests.

Provincial testing is one way we assess our students. The EQAO (Education Quality Accountability Office) provincial assessments in Reading, Writing and Mathematics for all students in grades 3 and 6 were conducted in May 2011. Results were sent to the school in the fall. Students were assigned a score between Level 1 (the lowest) and Level 4 (the highest). Students performing at Levels 3 and 4 are meeting provincial expectations.

Achievement reports are presented in two ways:

Method 1 - In Method 1 all data are reported. Method 1 expresses the number of students achieving at each level as a percentage of all of the students in the grade, including students who were exempted and those who took part in the assessment but did not produce enough work to be scored. Method 1 is EQAO's primary method of reporting because publicly funded schools are accountable for the achievement and progress of all students. School and school boards are required to use this method to ensure consistency of reporting across the province.

Method 2 - Method 2 is an alternative way of presenting data. Method 2 expresses the distribution of student results as a percentage of those students who actually took part in the assessment and produced work that could be scored. Students who were exempt, or for whom we have no performance data, are excluded. Method 2 highlights the results achieved by students who have scorable work.

Plans for the Future

Our school Action Plan continues to address three directions for movement.

Parental Involvement

  • encourage more parental involvement with each child's education both at school and at home
  • continued use of agendas, newsletters, Web site, Games Night, etc. as tools for communicating with parents
  • increase our information to parents about curriculum expectations at all grade levels.

Staff Development

  • encourage staff involvement in available workshops, meetings, field testing, exemplar work
  • develop a repertoire of assessment strategies for all grade levels
  • share areas of expertise both in the school and on Board committees.


  • continue to promote literacy and numeracy at all grade level
Career Cruising: The complete guidance system

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NPSC Welcomes Dr. Ungar April 26(Posted:2/15/2018)

Our Parent Involvement Committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Ungar to NPSC. Dr. Ungar is the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre and is Canada's Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. Join us April 26, 2018, for an engaging presentation to learn practical strategies for parents and caregivers to help young people of all ages heal. 

Free childcare is available, with RSVP.

Register today at 

Support Catholic Education(Posted:10/30/2017)

DID YOU KNOW?  Your school support defaults to English Public each time you move residences. You must re-declare yourself as English Separate.    

By ensuring that you are accurately recorded as a Separate School Supporter, you will be able to cast a vote for Catholic trustees in the October 22, 2018 Municipal Election and you are helping to deliver a powerful message to the Ontario government about the level of support for publicly funded Catholic education in our province.

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